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The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:14 pm
I'm suprised no one's mentioned this, but it's a long and detailed story about the Golden Age of comics. It's quite a great read and it was fascinating to see how comics--or at least the form we're familiar with--functioned in a greater social context. By and large it's based on Siegel, Shuster, Simon, Kirby and the creation of characters and how they functioned throughout war-time. Highly recommended
Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 12:26 pm
I tried reading this book a while ago...I recommend reading the first 1/3 of the book...after that it just gets kinda dumb...when they introduce the girl, thats where the story takes a nose dive in my opinion...but the first part, where they create the character and all that, that part was excellent...
Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:35 pm
It's good stuff - it gets pretty epic at times and is long, but well worth the read, definitely.
Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 11:39 am
i am reading it right now (about 3/4 thru) and i agree with dik, that it starts off much stronger than it middles, but its picking up quite nicely now.